Celebrate, join the conversations during National Public Health Week 2021

April 1, 2021

By Sally Crocker

Hsc Logo

Most days, the work of public health happens behind the scenes — a trusted friend who is always there to  help communities stay healthy and well. It’s in times of crisis that we really see how much we all rely on public health.

Over the last year, public health has made considerable strides to contain the spread of COVID-19, from the early days of 2020 when news of the pandemic first started building, up through today — and the job still continues.

National Ph Week LogoNational Public Health Week 2021 will be celebrated across the U.S. April 5-11. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health,” recognizing the profession’s journey over the last year as well as the road ahead.

“Making communities safe and healthy is public health’s top priority,” said the American Public Health Association (APHA), sponsor of this annual event. “COVID-19 has made that even more important. In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it’s more important than ever to celebrate public health.”

Daily themes this year will focus on rebuilding, advancing racial equity, strengthening community, galvanizing climate justice, constructing COVID-19 resilience, uplifting mental health and wellness, and elevating the essential and health workforce.

Along those themes, the HSC School of Public (SPH) will celebrate the week with the following events, presented by the Public Health Student Government Association:

Stop Six Vaccine
HSC Fort Worth, Tarrant County Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location at the Saginaw Recreation Center

By Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site Tuesday, April 6 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact ...Read more

Apr 5, 2021

Tcom Met Building
TCOM student organization hosts virtual youth summit

By Steven Bartolotta Learning how to suture, perform CPR and applying a tourniquet was on full display as TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) helped host a virtual session of Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. The activities, which were conducted in the HSC Simulation Lab,...Read more

Apr 2, 2021

TCOM Students at MET Building
U.S. News Ranks TCOM as top osteopathic school for primary care in Texas, second in the nation

By Steven Bartolotta   U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best medical schools for primary care and for the second consecutive year, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was the highest ranked osteopathic medical school in Texas and second highest in the n...Read more

Apr 1, 2021

Students Arm In Arm Unt Health Science Center Fc
Women’s History Month 2021

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, HSC College of Pharmacy would like to recognize the immense contributions and significant gains women are making in the pharmacy profession. According to a 2019 National Pharmacist Workforce Study, the pharmacy profession is female dominated, with ...Read more

Mar 30, 2021